Then I got to give her a go. From the start, I was in love- I’ve ridden a number of horses enough to know what I liked and she blew all competition out of the water her energy and responsiveness. We spent the first couple of minutes figuring each other out and learning how to talk at the walk and then at the trot (I got complimented on my riding position which was nice). The rain finally started to lessen to a fine mist so C suggested we head out and try some trails. This is when Rori’s true colors came through. Inside the arena, she was fine but once she got pointed towards the trail head she immediately perked up and I felt her energy change. With C’s encouragement, we trotted up a few small hills and she flew- her legs just stretched out and I could tell she could have gone on forever if we had time and the weather cooperated a little more.
At the end of the afternoon, I think both me and C were well convinced that Rori and I would work great together as a team. She's the right size for me at 15.1hh and turning 7 in March with lots of go and plenty of potential. I'm excited to see how things go!
|Aurorapedia aka "Rori"|